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Castlebrae Community Campus, 99 Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4DS
£26,393 - £31,484 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
16 hours per week

Job Description

Communities and Families
School Counsellor
Castlebrae Community Campus
Salary: £26,393 - £31,484 (Pro Rata)
Hours: 16 hours per week

We are looking to appoint an appropriately skilled individual to the post of School Counsellor for the Castlebrae Community High School. This is part of an exciting new citywide initiative to provide counselling through all our schools. The post holder will be based in Castlebrae Community High School in Edinburgh but will also have a role offering counselling to pupils in the associated primary schools.

Successful candidates will work in partnership with the secondary school and it’s associated primary schools to oversee the effective delivery of counselling services to 10 to 18 year olds within the school cluster. Each counsellor will be line managed by the school but will also regularly link with psychological service to ensure appropriate levels of supervision are undertaken and to work within the citywide strategy for counsellors in schools.

School Counsellors will be part of the wider pupil support team and will support the child planning process within the national GIRFEC framework. They will be expected to support the whole school approach to emotional health and wellbeing and work in partnership with the wider school team and other key partners to do so. School Counsellors will work with their schools and psychological services to agree and provide appropriate levels of counselling services during school holidays.

Successful candidates will be fully qualified counsellors and registered with an appropriate organisation such as COSCA or the BACP.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range. For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.